Lingonberries generally live in light woods and mountains, in an environment with an acid pH. They are found in Eurasia, North America and the Arctic. They are produced by a shrub of the Ericacea family. This plant has the scientific name Vaccinium vitis-idaea. It is also called Mount Ida vine bilberry, canche or red grass. It contains phenolglycosides including arbutin, anthocyanins and tannins. It also contains vitamin C and flavonoids and many minerals.
In which cases should lingonberries be used?
The chemical composition of the plant gives it its therapeutic powers. It is thus used for many actions.
Lingonberry acts as a natural urinary disinfectant. It also helps to prevent cystitis by promoting bladder drainage.
The plant prevents the occurrence of uterine fibroids and ovarian hyalinosis. It reduces muscle contractions and hot flashes during menopause.
- Action on the digestive system
Lingonberry treats chronic constipation, spasmodic colic and diarrhea. It acts against infections and ensures intestinal drainage. It promotes the assimilation of minerals, especially that of calcium. It thus participates in the prevention of osteoporosis in the elderly.
The plant prevents degeneration of the vascular wall. It cures hyaline atherosclerosis and pericarditis.
The different preparations based on lingonberries
We make different shapes of remedies with lingonberries. To do this, we usually use fruit. Capsules, tablets to be swallowed or sucked, granules, lozenges and juices are made from it. But the leaves can also be used for making mother tincture.
User manuals and tips
For treat cystitis and intestinal infections, it is enough to regularly consume lingonberry juice. It can also be used as a preventive measure. Studies have proven their effectiveness. The recommended consumption is then about 1 liter per day. The treatment can also consist of mother tincture of cranberry leaves. One can also hope for the same effect by consuming the fruit without transformation. For this, however, it is necessary to support the acidity. Otherwise, culinary preparations such as jams or compotes can also provide the same therapeutic actions.
For antispasmodic, anti-infectious actions, the other forms are rather recommended. The dosage refers to medical prescriptions. It is based on knowledge of the concentration of active ingredients. For optimum yield, high-content products are chosen. This ensures effectiveness against diseases.
Lingonberries have a particularly sour taste. Some preparations such as lozenges, lozenges and dissolving granules are difficult to swallow. Capsules and tablets to swallow are recommended for the sensitive.
Precautions for use of lingonberry
Lingonberries contain a considerable amount of oxalic acid. Thus, they are contraindicated in subjects with kidney stones.